Trump Holds Lead Over Biden in South Carolina, Kentucky and Alabama: Poll

President Donald Trump currently leads presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in South Carolina, Kentucky and Alabama, according to a recent poll.

The poll, which was conducted by Morning Consult, surveyed likely voters in each of the three states from July 24 to August 2.

In South Carolina, the poll found 49 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for Trump if the election were today, while 44 percent sided with Biden. The poll surveyed 741 likely voters across South Carolina and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

In Kentucky, the poll surveyed 793 likely voters and found Trump's largest lead, as 59 percent of respondents said they'd vote for him, compared with 35 percent of voters that said they'd vote for Biden.

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The poll found Trump holding a lead in Alabama similar to his in Kentucky, as 58 percent of respondents said they would vote for him, while 36 percent chose Biden as their preferred candidate. In Alabama, the poll surveyed 609 likely voters, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

Comparatively, the poll surveyed 2,576 likely voters in Texas, and found Biden holding a one-point advantage, as 47 percent of respondents said they'd vote for him, compared with 46 percent that sided with Trump. The poll conducted in Texas has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28 in Wilmington, Delaware. A new poll shows Biden trailing President Donald Trump in South Carolina, Kentucky and Alabama. Mark Makela/Getty

The poll also found how Trump's lead in each of these three states have changed over the past few months.

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In Kentucky and Alabama, Trump has held a double-digit advantage over the former vice president since early-May. In a poll conducted in mid-May, Trump held a 33-point lead over Biden, which marked his largest advantage. This lead decreased toward the end of May, but the poll saw a spike in Trump supporters in surveys conducted in June and July.

The poll found similar results in Kentucky as Trump held his largest lead in early May but saw a significant drop toward the end of the month. Trump's lead then increased in polls conducted in June and July.

In South Carolina, the poll found different results, as voters have continued to flip between the two candidates over the past few months. According to the poll, in early May, Trump held a much smaller lead but gained more support toward the end of the month. In early June, the poll shows a spike in his support, but this lead decreased to a 5-point margin in the most recent poll.

While the poll found Trump leading Biden in South Carolina, Kentucky and Alabama, several other nationally conducted polls show the former vice president holding the advantage. A poll recently conducted by Investor's Business Daily/TIPP found 48 percent saying they'd vote for Biden and 41 percent choosing Trump. This poll surveyed 1,212 U.S. adults from July 25 to July 28 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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